Fact Sheet: Saudi Arabia - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Riyadh
  • Population (millions): 30
  • Total area: 2,149,690 km2
  • Currency: Riyal
  • Language (s): Arabic, English

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 767.6
  • GDP per capita ($): 25,590
  • GDP growth (%): 3.8
  • Inflation (%): 3.5
  • Unemployment (%): 5.5

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Chemicals
  • Defence and security
  • Education
  • Forestry and wood products
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Life sciences
  • Oil and gas

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Canada-Saudi Arabia Joint Economic and Trade Committee
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to Saudi Arabia$917.9
Canada’s merchandise imports from Saudi Arabia$2,704.7
Canadian investment in Saudi Arabia$4
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